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DEFINITIONS

  • EcoMobility is an environmentally friendly and socially inclusive way of transportation, including cycling, wheeling, walking and the use of public transportation, with special focus on intermodality.
  • Intermodality: the movement of people using different modes of transport in a single, seamless journey
  • Nonmotorized Transportation includes walking and bicycling, and variants such as skates, skateboards, push scooters and hand carts, wheelchair travel and animal powered transport.
  • Bicycling: transport using a pedal-powered, light-framed structure with two tandem wheels. Bicycling is one of the most efficient modes for urban transport.
  • Walking: the simplest way to get from point A to B, by using one’s feet! This mode is especially important in middle and low income countries.
  • Cycle rickshaw: a tricycle, propelled by pedalling, used to transport passengers and small goods for hire
  • Small wheeled transport: Gliding or moving along on small wheels affixed to footwear (skates) or a plank (skateboard), or a seat (wheelchair)
  • Animal powered transport: use of working animals directly, or tethered to a cart to transport people and goods. In India, typical animal powered vehicles are ‘tongas’, bullock carts and horse/donkey drawn carriages.